Dartmouth Experience: Keeping Up With Alexi Pappas ’12


This week, Dartmouth Now is featuring stories published in the spring 2011 issue of Dartmouth Life, which is focused on athletics. To see all the stories posted from this “Sports Special” issue, click the Dartmouth Life Sports Special tag at the end of this article.

Keeping up with Alexi Pappas ’12 is difficult, and not just because she runs the mile in 4:54. Like a typical Dartmouth student, she is taking three spring term classes and enjoying the hands on, faculty-directed research that’s a hallmark of a Dartmouth education. In her case, that means working year-round on a documentary with Professor Jeffrey Ruoff and being mentored by Professor Bill Phillips of film and media studies. An English major with a 3.75 GPA, Pappas also balances class work with track practice six days a week plus weekend meets. The Alameda, Calif., native, who will captain the cross country team next year, also helps lead her sorority and writes and performs with improv and drama groups.

Photographers Joseph Mehling ’69 and Gavin Huang ’14 accompanied Pappas through a packed spring term day. 

To view the full-size images with stories, click the photo above to start the slideshow. Then, click the “full screen” view button at lower right. Once in full screen mode, click “show info” in the upper right to view the captions. (The photos can also be viewed directly in the Dartmouth Experience: Keeping Up With Alexi Pappas ’12 set on Dartmouth’s Flickr website.)

See slideshow on Dartmouth’s flickr site.

Bonnie Barber